Near the zoo in Seattle we have a rose garden. In the summer months it is of course, filled with all types of roses in full bloom. On the occasional weekend there might also even be a wedding ceremony being held there as well. I’d never been there before in the winter but we decided to go take a peek last weekend to see what the landscaping looked like. To my surprise, there were still a few rose blooms left on some of the bushes. Things for the most part were dormant but the garden provided a different type of beauty, one that you see when the changing leaves have almost all fallen off the trees. It’s that moment were you can clearly see the seasons changing and winter starting to set in.
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The weekend before Thanksgiving, David and I booked a short getaway to Vancouver B.C. It was a more than needed vacation and gave us a chance to explore a city neither of us knew much about.
Given we live in Seattle, Canada is just a short 2 1/2 hour drive north but neither of us have ever spent any real time up there. We both were excited for the local food scene. David was excited for the Chinese food too, which he’d been told had the most authentic Chinese food outside of actual China. Needless too say, we were not disappointed.
We were lucky that all three days we were there it was sunny, but much colder than Seattle! I’ll still take that over rain any day. One of our favorite explorations was walking around Stanley Park. A large park just on the other side of the downtown area that give you views off the city, the mountains and of course the water.
I love a good pair of earrings so when I found these BaubleBar statement earrings at Shopbop I had to have them. I’m also a sucker for bows and I loved how the crystals laid on top of the black velvet to form the prettiest little bows. These are earrings that I think I’ll also get good use out of this season to dress up outfits for holiday parties. Check out this pair and this pair from BaubleBar as well for other super-chic statement earring options.
Top: Madewell White Tie-Front Shirt // Blazer: Classic Plaid Girlfriend Blazer // Earrings: BaubleBar Velvet Crystal Bow Statement Drop Earrings // Purse: Anthropologie Dreia Envelope Crossbody
This season I’ve been gravitating towards hues of burgundy, rose and blush in my clothing selections. These warm tones are becoming a favorite of mine and pairing this color palette together gives a gorgeous combination to create a fall-ready outfit. You may have seen my burgundy coat last worn here. This coat has become one of my favorites to wear this season as the drape and color gives off a regal vibe. I also recently discovered my sweater from J.Crew for under $100. It is from their Point Sur collection (similar here), one that I’d never heard of until I saw this sweater. This sweater is a blend of merino wool, alpaca and nylon and is so extremely soft! My pants are from Uniqlo (color brown, but looks much more of a dusty pink in person). These pants are currently on sale and warning, they are crazy comfortable!
I love fall but sometimes fall in Seattle means mostly rain and soggy piles of leaves. Luckily, we’ve had a mixture of rain and sun over the past few weeks, allowing time to take in all the changing colors while they are still on the trees. This past weekend, I went on a hunt to find the perfect fall foliage backdrops for this post. In addition to getting the perfect fall leaves shot I’d also been looking for a big holly or winter berry bush to start bringing the seasonal vibe to my photos. Just in our little neighborhood we were able to find both! Keep scrolling to see the rest!
Madewell Wide-Sleeve Sweater // Madewell Coin Layer Pendant Necklace (wearing just one of the necklaces) // Uniqlo High-Rise Cigarette Jeans